Diamond Dust (A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery #7) (Paperback)

By Peter Lovesey

Soho Crime, 9781569473221, 352pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2003

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Description

“Lovesey takes his hero to emotional places he’s never been before while constructing a plot of infernal ingenuity.” The New York Times Book Review

Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is confronted with a crime that comes too close to home. His beloved wife has been killed, apparently just the most recent victim in a series of murders of police spouses. Despite his superior's orders to leave the solution of this crime to other members of the force, he is determined to find the killer himself.


About the Author

Peter Lovesey is the author of more than thirty highly praised mystery novels. He has been awarded the CWA Gold and Silver Daggers, the Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement, the Strand Magazine Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Macavity, Barry, and Anthony Awards, and many other honors. He lives in West Sussex, England.


Praise For Diamond Dust (A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery #7)

Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement Recipient
Mystery Writers of America 2018 Grandmaster

Praise for Diamond Dust


“Lovesey takes his hero to emotional places he’s never been before while constructing a plot of infernal ingenuity.”
The New York Times Book Review

Diamond Dust is a gem. It has tension, emotion and a smorgasbord of red herrings.”
Associated Press

“Christie level plotting.”
Time Out

“Lovesey’s writing is lucid and succinct, and he is a consummate story-teller."
—Colin Dexter, CWA Diamond Dagger-winning author of the Inspector Morse series

“Lovesey plots as well as he creates characters or turns an elegant phrase. Nothing is what it seems . . . He’s so good it’s hard to pin a label on him.”
Denver Post

“Lovesey will be hard-pressed to surpass this current effort for its combination of the puzzle and the personal, but based on his current achievement, it would be no great surprise if he did.”
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Fully dimensional characters, juicy plotting, and more twists than the Hampton Court maze.”
Kirkus Reviews

Diamond Dust is a jewel of many intricate facets.”
January Magazine
 
“This latest entry in the Peter Diamond series is among the best and in many ways, the most moving . . . an expertly plotted novel.”
—Reviewing the Evidence

Praise for The Peter Diamond series


“Peter Diamond is impatient, belligerent, cunning, insightful, foul, laugh-out-loud funny . . . A superb series.”
—Louise Penny
 
“I’m jealous of everyone discovering Lovesey and Diamond for the first time—you have a wonderful backlist to catch up on. Me, all I can do is wait for the next book.”
—Sara Paretsky
 
“What'll it be today? A knotty puzzle mystery? A fast-paced police procedural? Something more high-toned, with a bit of wit? With the British author Peter Lovesey, there's no need to make those agonizing decisions, because his books have it all.”
—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Mr. Lovesey's narrative is swift, but he takes time out for local color and abundant humor, the latter springing from the book's quirky characters . . . Lovesey is a wizard at mixing character-driven comedy with realistic-to-grim suspense. And in a writing career spanning four decades, he has created a stylish and varied body of work.”
The Wall Street Journal
 
“Next to Jane Austen, Peter Lovesey is the writer the tourist board of Bath, England, extols most proudly . . . The enduring draw of the Peter Diamond books derives both from the beguiling Bath cityscape and the brusque character of Diamond himself.”
—NPR